gMark is considered by some critical scholars to be a pastiche of cobbled together themes from Jewish scripture and is notable for the forged ‘long-ending’. gMatthew is a copy of gMark incorporating around 600 verses, some verbatim. Notable additions include a birth narrative, including the ridiculous falsely prophesised tale of a virgin birth lifted directly … More The Anonymous Synoptics. Eyewitnesses to what?
Just suppose …. Imagine if you will that the gospels as we have them today are historically reliable as is the claim from certain Christian quarters. And when I say reliable I mean top to bottom irrefutable fact. To further clarify, this would mean all characters and events mentioned in Matthew Mark, Luke and John … More On Historical Reliability of the Gospels
As it is almost universally acknowledged among bible scholars that the Gospel of Mark was the first of the four gospels to be written, why did the author feel no need to include several of the major foundational tenets of the Christian faith? Namely the virgin birth narrative, the genealogy, and the post resurrection appearances? … More Oh, for gods’ sake!
Okay, I know …. silly question. But the passage below which I have lifted from David Roberston’s blog opens up some interesting questions. Of course it is not just about church history but rather what the Scripture says about itself – and what Jesus, Peter, Paul and Mary believed. Does anyone seriously think that they … More Was Jesus a Christian?
These are a selection of questions submitted to Pastor David Robertson by readers for his new book, S.E.E.K. apparently. I’m not making this up, I promise! He has suggested he may include a few of them. I thought I would help him out with some answers in case he got stuck. 1.Why does God permit … More Oh, for gods’ sake! Let’s have a laugh.
Over at the Weeflea, David Robertson is busy working on a new book titled S.E.E.K. Real World Problems, Real Word Solutions’. The previous book in the series titled A.S.K. was about Really Big Questions in the real world and their answers as seen through a Christian/biblical lens. It was aimed primarily at teenagers. While some … More Oh, for gods’ sake!
Something to make you smile on this windy and rainy South African Friday afternoon: Scientists use a radiometric dating technique or process to determine an object’s age by its radioactive isotopes’ decay rate … Now we could claim that radiometric dating is flawed, but let us assume that science is correct that the earth is … More And God said: ”Oi, you lot!”
Accepting expert consensus on almost every subject is usually the best – or at least the safest – way to go. Or is it? Such acceptance presupposes that such experts are truly experts for one thing. However, that aside, on the face of it one should still demand to see the evidence. Unfortunately, even this … More Experts and their consensus.
As a follow up to my convincing skeptics post this comment, and David Robertson’s reply – a real corker – caught my attention. Enjoy! wheels5894 JANUARY 18, 2019 AT 11:29 AM Daydreamer, Who has knowledge of a god? I mean true and proper knowledge. The answer is no one. This is because everything is dependent on … More How to be a good Christian, by Pastor David Robertson.
Glad some of you took the time to go and comment on Pastor David Robertson’s blog, and it made me smile to see such delightfully humble and enlightened replies to all your comments! I am sure there are several still in moderation but the point is well made. And …. in light of the recent … More Jesus, but I laughed!
Apparently David Robertson believes *he can … Maybe you could ask him how? I did … and he refused to tell me the ”secret”. *Yes, there is a proviso, naturally. After all, he is a Christian! Oh, and if you decide to watch his 2 min video you might like to have this page open … More Could you convince a non-believer that the bible is the truth?
Shermer is truly outstanding. If you are prepared to listen to the entire 16: 00, I challenge you to offer any meaningful argument for being a believer. And if you are already a sceptic this brief talk will offer rebuttals for every primary argument for theism. And just in case you might need … More Oh for gods sake!